Junaid Mohammed is dead

Dr Junaid Mohammed, a member of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic is dead.

A family member confirmed his death in Kano last night.

He said the politician, now in his 70s, died in his home after a short illness.

His junior brother, Dr Ahmed Salik, was also quoted by several news outlets on Thursday night, confirming the death.

Junaid was a Soviet trained medical doctor.

He was elected into the House of Representatives in 1979.

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